The Hawaiian Islands (Oahu & Maui)

The Hawaiian Islands were once known as “Sandwich Islands” a name that was chosen by James Cook in honor of the First Lord of the Admiralty (John Montagu). The Hawaiian Islands form the exposed peak of the great undersea mountain range known as the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain that resulted from volcanic activity over a hotspot in the earth’s mantle.

Oahu Hawaii Beach Scene

Oahu Island is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Although it is not the largest island, Oahu is the most populated, with over 75% of the state of Hawaii living there. On the island of Oahu, 75% of the population lives in or around the city side of the island. Honolulu is the largest […]